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Consider the following statements:
1. Asiatic lion in naturally found in India only.
2. Double-humped camel is naturally found in India only.
3. One-horned rhinoceros is naturally found in India only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer:

A

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Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct. The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) is naturally found in India. The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is the only natural habitat of the Asiatic lion in the world.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The double-humped camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) is not naturally found in India. It is primarily found in the cold deserts of Central Asia, particularly in Mongolia and China.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is not naturally found in India only. It is also found in other countries such as Nepal and Bhutan.

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